• Hot Courts Every Thursday!
• MTA / Chabot Interclub Friday October 28th!
• Turkey Pot Pie Mixed Doubles Sunday November 6th!
• Marin CC Interclub Saturday November 12th! Info to follow
• Holiday Party Saturday December 3rd
Date: Every Thursday evening
Time: Drop-in (play continues from 6:30-9:30 pm)
Location: Montclair Courts, Oakland (Mountain at Colton)
Cost: $2 donation requested
Hot Courts happen every Thursday evening, year-round. Simply stop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (no partner needed) for some casual and fun doubles tennis.
The exact format varies, but generally consists of four no-ad games followed by a tiebreaker, after which those who had a bye on the previous round are brought in, partners and opponents are switched up, and play begins again.
The cost is only $2.00 per evening, which goes to help defray the costs of court maintenance and repair (nets, windscreens, etc.).
Summer is just a memory, but with our glorious Indian Summer and the Chabot-MTA Interclub to look forward to, it’s all good! So don't miss this opportunity to mingle and play with the nice folks at Chabot Canyon Racquet Club (CCRC) on their great courts.
This annual interclub is always well-attended and the food there is delectable, so don't hesitate to sign up for this ever-popular event.
Limit (goal): 6 gals, 6 guys, skill levels 3.0-4.0. But no one will be turned away
Chabot will provide a full BBQ dinner. We ask that each MTA participant please bring either an appetizer or dessert to share.
We run this fowl tournament every year about this time because (1) everyone likes it, (2) the grand prize is only appropriate this time of year, and (3) some other reason which escapes me.
With only 20 open slots on the draw sheet, this popular event fills fast.
Sign up individually or with a partner. All are welcome.
USTA rating of 3.0 (or its equivalent) is required for each entry and will be verified by our 24 member review committee. Featuring individual scoring with rotating partners, your tennis and court communication skills will be put to the ultimate test. Old timers still recall the last time we allowed registered partners to play together, only to be burned when a young pair listed only as “Jimmy and Chrissie” smashed all comers at Love!
Please bring a delectable dish to share. Drinks will be provided. But save room for the grand prize. Event organizer, Mike “The Big Turkey” Turkull, has in the past promised, but then reneged, on a turkey pot pie to the winner. But this year he plans to dig even deeper into his '54 Sears Deluxe Freezer, which he swears works most of the time, for the grand prize.
Contact Mike Turkull at: Mike Turkull
Don't miss miss this one.
Special Note: Registration closes Sunday, November 27 (Thanksgiving weekend), but Monaghan’s would appreciate a rough count by November 21, so please register as early as possible!
We hope that you and your family and guests will join us for this annual end-of-the-year celebration, where we look back on the past MTA year and anticipate the next!
In our private party room (with adjoining patio, should we luck out with a warm evening), we will start with a social hour with some yummy nibbles, festive (recorded) music, and perhaps a slideshow and a game or two. Following a highly-abridged board meeting (where we will vote in the 2017 MTA Board of Directors), we will enjoy dinner together (for your salad, you can choose from mixed-green or Caesar; for dinner, you can choose from salmon, chicken, steak, or a veggie option), with Crème Brulee for dessert!
We will round out the evening with dancing and conversation.
Water, coffee, tea, and wine are included with your dinner. No-host cocktails available
(please purchase only from in-room server and include a 20%+ gratuity – the gratuity is per our contract). If you’d like to bring your own wine, that’s fine; no-host corkage is $15/bottle.
Parking is available in front of the restaurant or on neighboring streets (could be tight; consider carpooling). As always, be prudent and don’t leave valuables in your car.
Hope to see you at this festive event!